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Dead, infirm draw wages

Maghu Khadia worked in development projects under MGNREGA for 90 days and was paid Rs 11,250. Bala Ping worked for six days and paid Rs 70 as wages. Baldev Bagh toiled for nine days for ` 950 and Sara Bhukta who worked for six days was paid Rs 638. The muster roll for 2011-12 in

Women Literacy should more focus for development of future Generation

The Sakshar Bharat Yatra which symbolizes the light of literacy and attempt to aware & educate the community at the starting point and will spread across the state, step by step, ultimately reaching out to thousands of villages and millions of homes and hearts. This Sakshar Bharat Yatra is conceived as central symbol connecting the

Relief for Congress, BJP in Sambalpur

Although the BJD swept the recently concluded Zilla Parishad (ZP) polls, it is a mixed bag in the election to block chairman posts held on Sunday. Candidates of the three major parties shared honours across western Odisha bringing some relief for Congress and BJP. In Sambalpur district, of the nine blocks,  chairman candidates were elected

Plus Two exam: 53 candidates were booked for malpractice

At least 190 candidates appearing in Physics paper of Plus Two Examination were booked for malpractice on Saturday. The flying squads of the CHSE found at least 21 students cheating at JBNM College in Sundargarh, highest for any centre for the day. In Central Zone, at least 74 candidates were booked for malpractice, followed by

PS members surface from hiding

After virtually remaining under house arrest for about a fortnight, the newly-elected Panchayat Samiti members were allowed to move out and make purchases for their families before returning home on Saturday. The PS members holed in various small lodges here, were seen boarding vehicles along with their political bosses and local leaders and middlemen after

Ailing Tusker dies in Odisha’s Sambalpur dist

An old tusker, which was ailing for some time, died in the forests in Odisha’s Sambalpur district today, official sources said. Aged between 50 and 60 years, the tusker was found to be seriously ill in the woods near Kharsanmal under Badrama forest range of Bamra Wildlife division on February 24 by the forest personnel.

introduction of Koraput-Sambalpur Passenger, Visakhapatnam-Koraput Intercity Express train

The Minister of Railways, Shri Dinesh Trivedi today announced introduction of Koraput-Sambalpur Passenger (Daily) and Visakhapatnam-Koraput Intercity Express ( 18511/18512). The Minister has also announced 26 new trains, extension of five existing trains, increase in frequency of two existing trains and introduction of new five sub-urban trains. Today’s announcement include three Duronto, one Shatabdi, one

Western Odisha seeks more representation in Rajya Sabha

With the BJD demolishing the Congress citadel in western Odisha, Sambalpur district in particular, it is widely believed that the region will be well represented in the Rajya Sabha. Though the region was well represented in the Rajya Sabha during the Congress regime, the same has not been seen during the Janata Dal or the

State Level Workshop on Backyard Poultry and duck production held

The Regional Centre of Central Avian Research Institute (CARI), Bhubaneswar organized a state level workshop on “Backyard Poultry and duck production for sustainable livelihood and food security” during 28th February to 1St March 2012. Chief veterinary officers from Sambalpur, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts and officers looking after the poultry production in other districts, NGOs,   experts

Budharaja forest cover vanishing

The only patch of green canopy in the heart of Sambalpur town _ Budharaja Reserve Forest _ is fast shrinking. After the Ramgarh slum-dwellers in the reserve forest, it is now the turn of a hotelier, who is stealthily encroaching on forest land. Once spread over 133 acres, the reserve forest has shrunk to about